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Mapple Demo Day

CamCam Posts: 320 Solid Baller
I am going to a Mapple demo day next Monday and have two sets booked with Andy, what are the chances I come away with a lighter wallet and a new ski?

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  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 1,819 Mega Baller
    Rephrase that to: I'll come away with a new perspective on how to increase my buoy count and how to think about skiing. A lighter wallet is totally up to you. I loved the Mapple 6.1.......
  • JohnCoxJohnCox Posts: 357 Crazy Baller
    I've gone to ski with Andy probably a dozen times...3 of those, I left with a new ski. And every time happy with the decision. Enjoy!!
    Mapple T2
    www.mappleskis.com
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,149 Mega Baller
    Andy did 2 demo days at our lake earlier this month and sold 9 skis. There is a high likelihood your wallet will be lighter.
    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,961 Mega Baller
    @JohnCox I think my wife would forbid me from going to see him anymore.
    Mark Shaffer
    JohnCox
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,197
    edited June 2014
    @Kelvin - I didn't realize he sold that many skis, that's fantastic. I will say that his approach to his new business is commendable. He said something like this to me: "As much as I want to spend money on marketing and valuable outlets like BOS, right now we are still a small company with a limited marketing budget and a great ski...so my approach right now is really just about taking my story and my product to the people, helping them improve their skiing, helping the sport as much as I can...and if I can sell some skis through doing that, hopefully we can grow as a company and make some friends along the way..."
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
    ***Robbed out of Hundreds of Panda Worthy Posts***
    JohnCoxjipster43
  • CamCam Posts: 320 Solid Baller
    My main reason for booking sets at the demo day was to take the opportunity to have Andy coach me and hopefully leave with a correctly set up ski for my skiing ability and a plan to get more buoys, whether it is on my own ski or a new one I don't mind just looking forward to the experience.
    Skoot1123
  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 1,819 Mega Baller
    @cam - you won't be disappointed!
    Cam
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,582 Mega Baller
    I went to the demo days in Katy really great experience. Andy's really down to earth and easy to talk to. His son is driving the Mapple van from place to place, he's a nice guy also. I have a 6.0 that I bought used and Andy helped me over email get it setup. The service I have gotten has been first rate. Its a Unique marketing plan that only a smaller company can offer. Wish I had tried a 6.1 while I was there.
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 976 Mega Baller
    I'm on a 6.0 also and have been skiing really well on it lately. Earlier in the season I tried a friends 6.1 and was seriously considering changing skis. They are both excellent skis.
    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
  • Pat MPat M Posts: 680 Crazy Baller
    I'm on a 6.0 also that I demoed with Andy in October. Really comfortable on the ski. I asked Andy at the time about the 6.0 vs the 6.1 and he replied that the 6.0 suited my skiing better. So if you are interested in the two skis I would definitely going to the demo day with him and he will set you up the right one. It was not a question of which ski is better but which one suits your style.
    Than_BoganJohnCoxSkoot1123
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    Ya, I think you're going to spend some money. My 6.0 is awesome. Seven 38s in the last seven ski days.
    Jim Ross
    6ballsski6jonesSkoot1123jipster43
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 976 Mega Baller
    @Razorskier1‌, have you been able to get your settings? Still interested.
    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    @ski6jones -- I was going to measure it yesterday but my wing angle gauges have gone missing. Ordered a new set which should be here this week -- then I will measure and get back to you. Made a minor change to my gate three days ago and again today I was 50% at 38 off. Ski set up itself seems to be perfect.
    Jim Ross
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 976 Mega Baller
    Thanks @Razorskier1‌. Interested to hear, sounds like it's working well for you.
    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 806 Crazy Baller
    I can't believe how many people bang their heads against the wall year after year on old broke down skis! The feeling of rippin a new ski that light you up, priceless!!
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
    JohnCoxski6jones
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    Right on @teammalibu ! Almost as exciting as having a baby (unless you're @Horton and you have new skis every week but babies less frequently). Congratulations again @Horton !
    Jim Ross
  • jipster43jipster43 Posts: 1,428 Crazy Baller
    Love! Love! Love my Mapple 6.0! Can't wait to ski with Andy.
    JohnCox
  • SMSM Posts: 529 Crazy Baller
    I think one of the best things about the Mapple experience is getting your ski setup by Andy. He saves you so much time that you would waste if you tweaked it yourself.
    Time spent on the water is time well spent.
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,582 Mega Baller
    edited June 2014
    @SM‌ the factory setting ended up being the best for me my 6.0. In the past I've ended so far from factory on skis that I wondered how they got the # to begin with. He really knows his skis, hard to get that kind of experience anywhere else.
  • CamCam Posts: 320 Solid Baller
    Just home from the demo day with a new 6.0.
    Skied the 1st set on my ski to get used to the lake then tried a demo ski which felt OK until Andy changed the fin setting slightly which improved the feel of the ski for me so I bought it.
    Was a great experience having Andy in the boat coaching for two sets, where else can you get the designer of a ski sitting in the boat setting it up for you and coaching at the same time.
    JohnCox
  • colo_skiercolo_skier Posts: 784 Solid Baller
    So now we know were in "Europe" Andy went. Although as most people will tell you England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland are not really part of the Continentals (Europeans to everyone else).
    Not sure I know what I am doing. The boat goes I follow. Trying to perfect the deep water start. Squirrel!
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